The Light Rail Transit (LRT) plays an important role in fostering connections, providing easy and affordable access to areas such as the two cities of Minneapolis and St Paul, the Mall of America, and the Minneapolis/ St Paul International Airport. Transit-oriented development along the light rail translated into hundreds of new housing units — including million-dollar condos, market-rate apartments and low-income housing that cater to the region’s increasing population. The Corridor Development Initiative (CDI) helped the development of the LRT by coordinating and facilitating processes that brings together all interested parties — governing agencies, developers, and neighborhood and community interests.